Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


Creating Without Conflict report

19 November 2013

Sample Docs - 1813kb PDF

The worlds of the media, arts and entertainment are often seen as glamorous, but a survey of 4,000 workers has revealed these industries are "hotspots" of bullying, with more than half of those questioned (56%) saying they had been bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.
People who contributed to a survey, commissioned by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, ranged from household names, top screenwriters and performers to those at the beginning of their careers.
The results showed shocking levels of ill-treatment and inappropriate behaviour and a culture of silence, with only a third of those suffering bullying and harassment reporting the incidents.

Equity Deputy Handbook 2013

18 November 2013

Sample Docs - 220kb PDF

An Equity Deputy (sometimes referred to as Equity Dep) is the face of the union in theatres, studios and anywhere else Equity members are working. The Deputy is the union representative for the company they are working with.

Guide to Equity's Communications Manager

31 August 2012

Sample Docs - 836kb PDF

The communication manager enables branches and committees to send out email newsletters to their members. This is a brief guide on how to do it.

Guidelines for Working on Student Films 2010

29 January 2012

General - 51kb PDF

Hope this helps.

Anymore questions feel free to email,uk.

Low/No Pay Guidelines

29 January 2012

General - 413kb PDF

As per the National Minimum Wage Act, it is illegal to have someone work on a project for free. This includes film, theatre, fringe, tv etc.

If you are still unsure where you stand, please email Helen at and she can chat to you in more detail.

Branch/Committee web guide

5 May 2011

Branches - 725kb PDF

This is a guide to updating Branch and Committee websites. If you are not getting the 'edit' buttons but think you should, please contact the Equity webmasters that are listed in this document.

Guidelines for written communications

6 April 2011

Newsletters - 26kb PDF

Guidelines for branches and committees on ensuring written communications are accessible.

Recorded media newsletter spring 2011

6 April 2011

Newsletters - 547kb PDF

A digest of Equity's work in recorded media

General Branch rules and standing orders

31 March 2011

Rules - 136kb PDF

The rules and standing orders of Equity general branches

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